P–1 Pilot Pre-Order includes Black Rubber, Limited Edition Grey Suede and a Bonus Strap of your choice


The Aera P–1 Pilot, a contemporary take on the classic pilot watch. The sleek brushed 904L stainless steel case features a three-hand readout, a clean open dial, and high-visibility black-and-white Arabic numerals highlighted in white Swiss Super LumiNova® in low light.


  • Local duties, taxes and shipping are all on us.*
  • Receive two additional quick-release straps.
  • Secure payments accepted by all major credit cards, Paypal and Klarna.
  • Cancel your order at any time 2 weeks prior to your shipping.
  • No questions asked, money-back guarantee, up to 30 days after delivery**
  • Return shipping is on us.

*Deliveries to the UK, USA, Germany, Italy and France
**Subject to our terms and conditions


The lofty inspirations of the AERA P-1 Pilot

We wanted to ground Aera in timeless, uncluttered design. With the P-1, we set out to reimagine the classic pilot watch, creating a contemporary timepiece where there was no need or place for unnecessary decoration.

From its earliest beginnings, with the Wright Brothers in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903, powered flight never depended purely on aeronautics. The moment point-to-point flights became viable, navigational instruments became an integral part of flight equipment. Navigation meant timekeeping, for to-the-second precision, in order to make the necessary calculations for each leg of a flight. 

As the operating range of aeroplanes grew, navigation relied on maps, mathematics and accurate timing rather than looking for landmarks on the ground. Timepieces, whether mounted on the instrument panel or on the pilot’s wrist, became vital, life-preserving devices, tools to ensure pinpoint accuracy whether you were bound for a target or heading home.

‘The P-1’s brushed 904L stainless steel case has an elliptical, ergonomic profile that sits comfortably on the wrist’

White Swiss Super-Luminova on indexes and hands does the job by night. It was important for us, however, that the P-1 should also feel like a distinctly modern iteration of the genre. The P-1’s brushed 904L stainless steel case has an elliptical, ergonomic profile that sits comfortably on the wrist. The smoothly domed sapphire crystal glass has anti-reflective coatings on both sides to reduce glare and emphasise the open, minimal look of the reverse pie-pan dial. 

Images Shown: Prototype V2. P–1 Pilot


A closer look at the P–1 Pilot

The team at Aera knew that in creating a clean, clear and uncomplicated design, a one piece dial was the perfect choice. This had its challenges – most watch brands have a separate tapered ring that fits onto the dial, but this would have affected the clean profile of our original design concept. A matt velvet-like black finish, and an extra fine luminous compound recessed into the dial and filled by hand, yields a greater Super-LumiNova performance than usual printing methods would allow.



For a sharp contrast to the matt velvet black with white matt markers of the dial, matt white hands provided the best reference and continued to provide a purity to the dial and hands design. The tip of the second hand features a luminous tip that adds a subtle colour accent that is also featured on other components.


Our insistence on Swiss quality and efficiency meant selecting the highest grades of luminous compound available to achieve colour and vibrance both day and night for all components with a luminous feature. Our dials feature special recesses which we hand fill with this LumiNova to make the very most of its superior glow.


Domed both sides to provide a clear view of the dished dial and reduce any optical distortions, the crystal is also coated with anti-reflective coating to reduce glare and is scratch resistant


Sellita SW200-1 has been in production since the early 2000’s, used by many well known Swiss brands for being a workhorse of the industry. The 38-hour power reserve movement has a 4Hz frequency which provides a smooth sweeping seconds hand. 26 jewels act as frictionless bearings to maintain the movement’s efficiency.


All straps benefit from a quick release system making it easy and convenient to change the feel and look of your watch. 


Get to know the P-1 Pilot in detail

  • Diameter 43mm
  • Swiss self-winding movement
  • Case and buckle in 904L stainless steel
  • Swiss made
  • First edition run of 300 pieces
  • 3-year warranty*


We currently ship to the UK, USA, Germany, France and Italy, with delivery, local taxes and duties all included in the purchase price.


We offer no-questions asked returns if you ship back your watch to us within 30 days of receiving it*.


We currently offer flexible payments through a variety of providers including PayPal and Klarna.


All Aera watches come with a 2-year warranty from the date of purchase*. This extends to 3 years when you register your watch.


As well as our default strap you receive a limited edition grey suede strap, plus a bonus strap of your choice. Three interchangeable quick-release straps, with their own 904L stainless steel buckle.


Aera watches are built with the highest standard of components and materials. They are assembled, tested and finished in Switzerland.


Upon delivery, you will gain access to a personal owners page where you can register for your extended warranty, access your user manuals, book services or repairs.


Aera is partnering with a series of watchmaking and service centres across the globe to carry out warranty, non-warranty repairs and servicing.


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